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A prominent Eurosceptic Conservative MP Bill Cash and Ukip leader Nigel Farage has come to verbal blows on the sidelines of the Conservative Party conference.
At a fringe meeting hosted by the Bruges Group, the question of whether the Tories and Ukip should consider striking local deals in the upcoming General Election was debated.
Mr Cash told the Ukip leader to "lay off our marginal seats" and suggested a joint ticket would not work.
Mr Farage hit back by calling the Tory MP "a hopelessly out of date tribal politician."
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has donned his shorts to be linesman during the Lobby XI vs Tories football match on the sidelines of the Conservative Party conference.
The last team the lobby journalists faced was Labour - who they beat 4-0.
Home Secretary Theresa May said the Government plans to "deport first and hear the appeal later" in a major change to immigration law.
"I am clear that the law must be on the side of people who respect the law, not those who break it," the Home Secretary said.
Home Office officials expect the crackdown to more than halve the 68,000 appeal cases lodged against the Government every year, the newspaper added.
George Osborne said the Conservative Party is not considering striking local deals with the UK Independence Party (Ukip) in the upcoming General Election.
A number of high-profile Tories have floated the possibility of an alliance with Ukip in the run-up to the election to avoid splitting the right-wing vote.
When asked if he was ready to consider such a deal, the Chancellor told Sky News: The short answer is no. What the Conservative Party is doing is talking to the country, in marked contrast to the other political parties who are talking about themselves and positioning themselves.
"We've got a big, simple offer for the country. The economy is on the right track and we are going to see our plan through."
The Conservative Party conference has created a series of bottled beers for its delegates to enjoy - but with a twist.
Conference goers in Manchester can sip on "Miliband Ale: Weaker than Brown", "Leftie Blond" and the "Extra Strong Union Ale".
There is also a beer to commemorate the late-Tory leader Margaret Thatcher, called "Our Maggie."
David Cameron has not discussed the Miley Cyrus-led dance craze of "twerking" with his nine-year-old daughter yet, saying it is hard to protect children "from bad examples and bad role models".
The Prime Minister told The Sun (£): “I haven’t discussed twerking with Nancy yet, because I don’t think she has seen the video. Luckily, she was interested in Hannah Montana, but then stopped.
"But I think we are all struggling our way through this. How do we, as parents, let our children watch the television, look at things on the internet, while protecting them from bad examples and bad role models?
"I don’t think there’s a simple answer. It is something Samantha and I talk about all the time."
Boris Johnson has suggested Ed Miliband would behave like "a turbine inert on a windless day" if he became Prime Minister.
Writing in The Daily Telegraph, the London Mayor claimed the now Labour leader "wasn't remotely interested" in detailed plans to improve domestic energy efficiency in the capital when he was Energy Secretary.
Mr Johnson wrote: "I was interested in the plan as a way of helping the planet and helping people in tough times. As for Ed - well, it was, frankly, a bit disheartening. He wasn’t remotely interested.
"What would Ed do if we were mad enough to put him back into office? What he did last time. Sit like a panda masticating bean shoots, or like a turbine inert on a windless day."